Salem Domestic Abuse Attorney
Defending Against Domestic Abuse Charges in Salem
Need an attorney for your domestic violence case in Salem? Domestic abuse is a serious problem in Massachusetts and throughout the United States that occurs between families and others in close relationships when an individual uses force or intimidation to hold power over another. Domestic abuse is most commonly known in the form of physical abuse, although it can also manifest in verbal or emotional abuse. All types of domestic abuse can have long-lasting impacts, both on victims and those who have been wrongly accused or in cases in which the evidence does not include those factors that could help the accused. An expert Salem criminal defense attorney with KRP Law, LLP can provide the legal know-how, organization and representational skills necessary to combat these charges.
Facing domestic violence charges in Salem?
Get a former police officer and former prosecutor on your side. Contact me, Attorney Kevin Prendergast immediately following your arrest.
The penalties for domestic abuse can vary widely depending on the particular crime, and are often associated with other crimes such as assault, battery, sex crimes and even some types of theft crimes. Accusations of domestic violence are taken very seriously due to a heightened social awareness of the crime, and individuals who are accused of committing some form of domestic violence against someone in their family often face the court of public opinion long before setting foot in court. Although these can be very difficult conditions for a person to endure when accused, it does present unique opportunities for a creative defense in addition to the many other strategies that may be employed to effectively find success.
What constitutes domestic violence?
According to Massachusetts penal law, domestic violence or domestic abuse, is the act of inflicting or attempting to inflict physical harm on a family or household member. Domestic violence can also be defined as inflicting fear of serious imminent harm in the victim or pushing for unconsented sexual relations with someone in your family or household. So who is considered to be a family or household member? This could mean any of the following:
- Your current or ex-spouse
- Someone you are currently living with or have lived with
- Someone you are blood-related to or related by marriage
- Someone that you have had children with
- Someone that you are currently dating or dated in the past
Domestic Abuse Defense Lawyer in Salem
Searching for a lawyer for your domestic abuse case in Salem? KRP Law, LLC is a criminal defense firm that has built a solid reputation for working hard to meet the needs of our many clients throughout Salem. I am the firm's founder, Attorney Prendergast, and I can personally guarantee that my firm will not rest until every opportunity has been explored in order to find a favorable conclusion in your case. As a former law enforcement officer, I am very familiar with the procedures that law enforcement must adhere to while making an arrest or engaging in an investigation, as well as common mistakes that may jeopardize the integrity of a case. I can play an effective role in your defense, and may be able to compel a jury to minimize your charges or even return a not guilty verdict.
Contact a Salem domestic abuse defense attorney
if you have been accused of domestic abuse and need to begin preparing for a potential criminal case against you.